Naughty or Nice? Ugly Christmas Sweaters and Other Holiday Fashion Dos and Don’ts
Arts & Culture / Community & Society

Naughty or Nice? Ugly Christmas Sweaters and Other Holiday Fashion Dos and Don’ts

From sparkles and scarves to jingle bell earrings and Santa sweaters, holiday fashion can bring out the best in us – or the worst. We checked in with the fashion experts at Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design to find out what’s naughty and nice in this year’s trends. NICE: “Wear an … Continue reading

Gleaning, One of the Earliest Forms of Hunger Relief, Makes a Comeback
Community & Society

Gleaning, One of the Earliest Forms of Hunger Relief, Makes a Comeback

Warped eggplant. Dented zucchini. Too-small squash. One major area of food waste in America is on farms, where crops that aren’t suitable for supermarket shelves – usually for aesthetic reasons – are left in the fields to rot. In fact, according to the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, Feeding America, more than 6 billion pounds of fruits … Continue reading

Seven Things to Know About Investing in Early Childhood Education
Community & Society / Experts

Seven Things to Know About Investing in Early Childhood Education

With President Obama’s announcement yesterday that $1 billion in federal funding will be used to expand high-quality early childhood education programs, he delivered on his promise to help more children access the early education they need to succeed in school and in life. The funding will expand educational opportunities for tens of thousands of children. … Continue reading

Learning to Code…From a Tiny Robot Teacher
Community & Society / Science & Technology

Learning to Code…From a Tiny Robot Teacher

If Pramod Abichandani succeeds, swarms of tiny robots will invade grade school classrooms throughout the Philadelphia area. While he’s far from an evil genius, Abichandani did have a wild idea a few years ago about how to implement a low-cost STEM curriculum based around robotics and coding. And with the help of his little, robotic … Continue reading

Seven Things to Know about the Global Spread of Asbestos
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

Seven Things to Know about the Global Spread of Asbestos

Asbestos. It isn’t just a word that sends a chill to homeowners renovating old buildings; it’s a naturally occurring mineral in widespread commercial and industrial use that still poses a public health hazard today. It’s still a big industry with big implications. Here’s a look at seven major things to know about asbestos, based on … Continue reading

Hot Tips! Five Things to Know about Temperature and Food Safety this Holiday Season
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

Hot Tips! Five Things to Know about Temperature and Food Safety this Holiday Season

As the temperature drops outside and things heat up in the kitchen, it’s important to consider safe food handling as part of your holiday baking protocol and other celebratory preparations. Keeping your friends and family safe from food poisoning is a good way to ensure that your festivities are memorable for the right reasons. We … Continue reading